HostMantis Review

HostMantis Review

My HostMantis Review

I’ve used HostMantis a long time now and felt the need to let others know about my experience.

I started hosting this site with them about 6 years ago after using MANY other hosts and must say, I’ve been with them this long for a good reason… they are the absolute best you will find for the price.

Other hosting I’ve tried over the years offer sub par servers, support and pricing was always well above what HostMantis offers. HostMantis is typically 1/2 the cost of most of the other “popular” hosts out there. Truth is though, a large majority of the “popular” hosts are all owned by Endurance International, so they are all in truth, the same company.

Let’s go over some pros and cons of HostMantis:


1) Price – You’d be hard pressed to find a host at this price point in business this long and this reliable

2) Support – The support team is always quick and efficient, unlike the support I’ve dealt with from other hosts

3) Features – The features are right on par with more expensive hosts


1) None – I thought long and hard of any negatives using HostMantis and I honestly could not think of one

Being with HostMantis as long as I have, I’ve been front and center for their growing pains and they have always handled them well.

Like any host, they do have downtime (not often, but it does happen), but they are always transparent about any issues and always take care of them quickly.

In closing, I would recommend HostMantis to anyone that needs a reliable web host and can’t afford to break the bank to do so!

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Change Owner Name In Registry

How to change the registered owner name and company on a Windows PC using the Windows registry

Did you purchase a computer secondhand/used and in System Properties it show the previous owners name and company?

To find out what the owner name and company name that is registered for your Windows PC, just right-click “My Computer” on your desktop, then click “Properties”. The System Properties window will open and it will be listed under “Registered To:”.

If the owner name and/or company listed is incorrect or you just want to change it, doing so is easy to do using the Windows registry.

Changing the Registered Owner Name or Company name:

Before making any changes to the registry, it is always recommened to make a backup first!

Open regedit.exe located in C:\Windows. You can also just type “regedit” in the “Run” menu in the Start menu to open regedit.exe.

Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

In the right pane find the following two strings:



You open each and change the value to the names you like or you can leave them blank.

After making the changes you can open the System Properties again and see the changes you made: Right-click “My Computer”, then click “Properties”.

That’s it!

Remove Service From Registry

Remove a system service from the Windows Registry

Do you have a system service on your Windows PC that is running in the background and you would like to remove it from your system? Or have a failing service you do not need and want to remove it so you no longer have an error in your Event Viewer logs?

You can easily remove services from your system using the registry.

If you know the name of the service you want to remove it will make removing it from the registry much easier. If you do not, it can make it a lot more difficult to find because there are typically a lot of services installed by default.

Remove System Service By Name

Before making any changes to your registry, you should always backup first!

After you have created a backup (you can view other articles on this site for registry backup how-to’s), open regedit.exe (type “regedit” from a command prompt or the Run menu) and navigate to the following registry key:


In this registry key, all installed services on your PC are listed. If you know the name of the service you want to remove, you can find the name of the service in the left pane and right-click and click delete.

That’s it! Just reboot your PC and the service will no longer start or being listed in the Services Console (services.msc).

If you do not know the exact name of the service, you will need to look at each service one-by-one to determine which one is the one you are looking for. Be careful not to delete a service that may be vital to the operation of your PC.

Remove Entries From Add/Remove Programs List

Removing programs listed in Add/Remove programs or Programs and Features

Do you have a software program you uninstalled, but still have it listed in Add/Remove Programs or Programs and Features?

You can easily use the Windows Registry to remove any listed programs from this list.

Please keep in mind, this does not uninstall the program. This only removes the entry so you no longer see it as an installed program in Add/Remove Programs or Programs and Features. Is also does not remove any additional registry entries the program may have created during install. Most programs create a log file when installing that normally contains a list of all files installed and registry entires created and their locations.

If you need to manually uninstall the program, it is suggested you either contact the software manufacturer for a removal tool or you find the uninstall log and and manually remove the files and registry entries yourself.

You should always try using either Add/Remove Programs or Programs and Features to uninstall a program before trying to remove it manually from the registry.

Search By Program Name

The easiest way the remove a program listed is to search the registry by the exact name the program is listed in Add/Remove Programs or Programs and Features.

Find the name of the program you no longer want to see listed and note it’s exact name. Open regedit.exe (located in c:\Windows or can be opened from a command prompt or from “Run” in the Start menu) .

In regedit:

Click on “My Computer” or “Computer”
Click “Edit” in the menu
Click “Find”

In the “Find” window, type the exact name (make sure enter EXACTLY as it appears. If it is listed as “This Program”, enter “This Program” not “this program”.) of the program you want to remove and click the checkbox for “Match whole string only”.

It may take a while for regedit to find the entry. Once found, it will be highlighted in the right pane of regedit.

Make sure the entry found is in the following key:


If you are not in the key mentioned above, you will need to search for the next entry. You can either press “F3” or click “Edit” in the menu and then click “Find Next”.

Once you are in the correct key and the program name is highlighted in the right pane: In the left pane, find the key that is highlighted and right-click it and click delete. An example of a uninstall key: {5B34EEAF-2BD6-4323-B7C2-FB8968755ACC}, Note: this is an example only,  your key will not be an exact match.

The program should now be removed from Add/Remove Programs or Programs and features. If you still have Add/Remove Programs or Programs and Features open you will need to close it and reopen it to refresh the list.

You can also find installed programs in the registry by just navigating to the following registry key and checking each key for the correct one (slower this way):


Regedit Download

Download Regedit

Do you need regedit.exe? Is your regedit missing, corrupt or infected by a virus?

We have made regedit.exe available for download for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.

Choose the correct regedit.exe file below for your Windows operating system and click “Download Regedit”. Once downloaded, just copy regedit to your c:\windows directory.

These downloads have been tested as virus free, so no need to worry.


Regedit.exe for Windows XP:

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Regedit.exe for Windows Vista:

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Regedit.exe for Windows 7:

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Regedit.exe for Windows 8:

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Regedit.exe for Windows 10:

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